The Story as I know it.
4. Margaret Jane McMaster,
born 1828 wed William Pennock
5. Jackson McMaster born 1830
6, Eliza McMaster born 1832
The 1830 Census for East Nottingham, Chester County PA, M19, row 148, Page 261 has the Andrew McMasters family as:
1 male < 5 (I believe this to be Jesse Watson
and Jackson was born after the census was taken. What
I could find, did not provide the date taken.)
2 males 5-10 - John Watson born 1821, and Joseph McMasters born 1820
1 male 15-20 - Robert McMasters born 1816
1 male 40-50 - Andrew McMasters
1 female <5 - Margaret Jane McMasters born 1828
1 female 15-20 Mary Kay McMasters born 1817
1 female 30-40 Margaret Watson McMasters born 1800
Andrew McMaster died sometime between 1840 and 1850.
The 1850 East Nottingham Chester County PA Census we find
a family grouping in dwelling #83 is Joseph McMaster,
wife Mary and 5 children. In #84 is Margaret
McMaster, age 50 with 2 children Eliza and Jackson
McMaster, #85 is William Ewing, wife Mary their
6 children and Sarah Perry age 70. Robert
McMaster and his family are a few pages away.
From this I would certainly assume that Margaret McMaster
is the mother of Margaret, Eliza and Jackson. Margaret
Jane was with the John Watson family in 1850 in
London Grove (next township to East). They had 3 young
children.. The data certainly connects the McMaster and Perry
And they all seem to be cordial. We have Margaret Jane
McMaster living with John Watson, who may have been
her half brother. and then in later life many of Ann
Dobbin's children moved to Manayunk, just north of
Philadelphia - when Margaret Jane McMaster Pennock
became a widow, she moved to Manayunk.
The 1860 Chester County PA Census film 805091, roll 653_1091,
page 269 has those 3 children and their large families all
living next to each other. (possible on their Perry Land? They are
said to be in Elk township, Joseph and Robert
are farmers, William Ewing a Cooper.
Interestingly, Margaret McMaster now said to be 68, and
her daughter Elizabeth McMaster, age 28 are living in
London Britian township with the young Watson's that
daughter Margaret Jane had lived with 10 years earlier.
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